Jim Tyler, architect and VP of Craig Ellwood and Associates, returns the iconic Smith House in Brentwood to its original beauty.
Tyler arrived in Los Angeles in 1965 when he joined Ellwood’s office and later directed the design staff for twelve years.
He worked alongside Ellwood on several structures throughout the years, including the bridge-building at Art Center College of Design, which received an award for architecture that stands the test of time for twenty-five years or more.
Understanding “Each building has its own personality and subtle differences. To allow itself personal expression is more important than our wish to impose our personal desires upon it” Tyler stays true to Ellwood’s steel-framed dwelling.
Looking like it did in 1958, the T-shaped floor plan separates public and private areas by keeping the two bedrooms at the head of the T and the entrance hall, kitchen, and laundry room set between the focal point of the plan.
Features include a striking red brick fireplace in the living room, massive floor-to-ceiling windows, 530 square feet of deck space, and a level children’s play area below.